Amazon Opens New Facility In Indiana

Sep 5, 2019

 

FILE - In this July 27, 2018 file photo, the logo for Amazon is displayed on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.
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GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon has opened a new packaging center in suburban Indianapolis.

Seattle-based Amazon this week officially opened the so-called fulfilment center after last year signing a lease in Greenwood, where a FedEx distribution center was planned before that company backed out. Amazon earlier said it was hiring more than 1,000 full-time workers for the facility.

Greenwood's council approved tax breaks on property taxes for the building and equipment.

The company has said it planned to invest $45 million in property improvements and $35 million in equipment, and could bring about 1,250 jobs to the area in the coming years.